The history of Borgo Paglianetto has deep roots ...
It tells the prelate writer Camillo Acquacotta that Matelica "had become a Roman Municipality in the year 664 . and in the year 89. before the Vernacular Era". During this period, wealthy Roman owners bought lands in the territory of Matelica in order to transform them into "large possessions and delicious villas".
These possessions soon acquired their owners' name: among them appeared the Fund called "Palianus" in which, as the writer mentions, it was preserved the gravestone of Palio, whose identity is nowadays still unknown.
The name "Pagliano" also appears, in 1550, in the "Land Registries" draw up by Bastiano Vespa: the name of Pagliano (or rather "Contrada Pagliano") represented the properties of the inhabitants of the city district, whose properties belonged to the Church of the Holy Cross which was connected to a confraternity of the same name.
These properties were described as including "lawn grassland and arable land for an extent of 152 rods", a term, the last one, to which it was usually referred a measure unit of variable length depending on the location. Although we have no exact historical references, it is believed that within these properties also existed some "terre vignate", that is lands having vineyards, for the strong vocation of the area for the cultivation of grapevine.
Grapevines are in fact part of the ancient culture of Matelica. It dates back to the pre-Roman times the discovery of hundreds of bunches of grapes given as a funeral offering during the burial of a prince - warrior in the grave of Villa Clara: a statement of the culture of vine among the oldest in Italy so far.
The discovery of the remains of Villa Clara has also helped to reveal some objects, typical of the princely military equipment, such as two sceptres and a helmet. The presence of the grape in Matelica is further documented by the discovery, during an excavation in the historic centre of the city, of numerous grape seeds connected to the remains of meals eaten in the XIV century aristocratic palaces of the town.
As an evidence of a real wine tradition there is also the iconographic representation depicting the Mystic Press. The work, still anonymous, dates back to the XVI century and was found in the church of St. Augustine; it is an allegory of the miracle of Transubstantiation, where the wine becomes Christ's blood.
(Thanks to Maria Fiorella Conti for her contribution)
The company Borgo Paglianetto is situated in the heart of the Marche region , in a valley extending between Fabriano and Camerino. Inserted in the production area of the Verdicchio di Matelica Doc, Borgo Paglianetto aims to make quality the essence of his being.
The picturesque territory of Matelica preserves history, art and tradition.
In the heart of the production of Verdicchio, thanks to the presence of a strong clonal ancestry, Borgo Paglianetto produces a wine with a fine aromatic and phenolic charge, due to the late maturation of grapes that allows a greater accumulation, in the berries, of salts and essences which distinguish these lands.
Borgo Paglianetto, with its 25 hectares, lies on the hills of Matelica in a closed valley , the so-called Alta Valle dell'Esino, representing the only case in the Marche region for its unusual North-South orientation, fundamental factor contributing to the creation of that microclimate that allows the cultivation of grapes of the highest quality.
Thanks to all these conditions it is possible to obtain a wine with a solid structure but capable, at the same time, of maintaining freshness, depth and balance. The reduction of chemical products and the low content of sulphites represent an important goal. The peculiarities of the territory, the climate and man's work strongly contribute to improving the quality of our wines.
This is the world that every bottle is capable of telling.
The wine cellar consists of a building that allows the processing of grapes according to the most modern technologies and the storage of wine obtained from our vineyards. A second building hosts instead offices, laboratories and a large store with a tasting room.
The decision to switch from conventional to organic farming wants to give an important signal to consumers, since the organic grapes are synonymous with a very challenging production as well as an excellent quality.
The company certifies organic not only the quality of the grapes but also all the processes of wine-making and in the cellar: the constant search for quality in the environment is reflected in the quality of our wine. Every bottle wants to be a unique expression of terroir, exclusively being the result of the nature will and of our endless passion. The love for our land involves the use of renewable energies and natural fertilizers: each activity is carried out in the absolute respect of the vines and of terroir. This respect and passion accept no compromise and this is why we are attentive to the cycles of nature: this philosophy drives the company's choice for a specific way of living, observing and working our lands.